Men’s Mental Health Month

Movember may be coming to an end, but the issues surrounding men’s mental health are ongoing. It’s important that we continue the discourse around men’s mental health after this month ends. Society’s gender roles and expectations of men to be strong and dominant can make it harder for men to express their emotions and reach out when they need support. These stereotypes around masculinity can mean that men are less likely to recognise symptoms of mental health problems in themselves and are therefore more likely to suffer in silence.

  • 75% of suicides are committed by men

  • 50% of men in the UK are suffering from a mental health disorder

  • Only 36% referrals for mental health services are men

  • Suicide is the number 1 cause of death for males under 50 in the UK.

  • Men are 3x more likely than women to become alcohol dependent

  • Men are 50% more likely than women to be detained as psychiatric inpatients

Men are far less likely to seek help for their mental health than women. After this Movember,  let’s continue to educate ourselves around men’s mental health, encourage conversations about our mental wellbeing and normalise seeking help when we need it. Here are some of our top picks of resources to learn more about Men’s Mental Health issues.